Lubbock area synthetic drug data released

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Updated: 7/21 6:38 pm
Some sobering statistics are now available on the use of synthetic drugs and other dangerous substances among teens in our area.

The information was presented by the Prevention Resource Center, a service of Managed Care Center for Addictive/Other Disorders, Inc., which serves the Panhandle and South Plains regions.

In a 2013 survey, 9.7 percent of Lubbock adolescents responded 'yes' to having used synthetic drugs in the past thirty days. The number was 12.3 percent among Amarillo adolescents.

Meanwhile, 11.3 percent nationwide reported they had used synthetic substances in the past year in a 2012 survey.

"People are starting to look at it a little differently now and this poison is now beginning to be cleared off of our streets. And hopefully it will be annihilated, you know done away with," said Managed Care community liaison Jackie Johnson.

Though the data is limited, Johnson believes numbers will not. He credits groups like W.A.S.P. for taking charge against synthetic drugs in the Lubbock community.
    
The PRC has also made data available online involving tobacco, alcohol and prescription drug use among adolescents. Click here for more information.

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